Family Therapy Camp – Friday, August 12 @7:30pm – Sunday, August 14 @2:00pm

Family Camp 2022 – Good Samaritan Ministries Click HERE to Register

Does your family work together as a team?  Do you communicate effectively with one another?  Are family problems resolved in a consecutive, healthy manner? What does your family stand for?  What do you stand for?  

Answer these questions, and more while learning how to be a family that functions in an effective, balanced way, helping every member to grow in nature, in stature, and in favor with God, and mankind at our Family Therapy Camp August 12-14, 2022. 

Family Camp takes place at the Christian Renewal Center (CRC) located near Silver Falls State Park, in Silverton, OR. Families will enjoy  four beautiful lodges, a comfortable dining room, recreational facilities throughout, and a lovely chapel with an inspirational view.

This retreat is designed to offer a time of rest, relaxation, and fellowship, while training families to: 

Interact and function together in an effective, productive way

Work together as equal team members in the Kingdom of God

Do the work of the Lord Jesus Christ as active Samaritans in this world

Effectively and powerfully conquer evil by standing and working together in agreement

Function in relationships in the world, as they learn how to function in relationships in the family

Get excited about free will and decision-making

Live a life of prayer

Use time effectively

Creative interactive methods such as biblical drama, problematic, role-playing, family spiritual development activities, play time, and counseling are used to help families foster growth and adopt healthy practices. Teaching sessions, recreational times, and worship experiences meet the needs of the whole family.  Separation of children from the group is kept to minimum, though some extra play time or special story times are provided for very young children with shorter attention spans.

The cost for 2 nights lodging, and 5 meals are as follows: 

Adults $140
Children 7-12 yrs $70
Children 4-6 yrs $35
Younger Children Free.

For questions, or concerns, please email us at media@gsmusa.org or call 503-644-2339

What our friends and family are saying about GSM’s Family Camp

Gail and her Grandkids have attended Family Camp on and off for 15 years:
Gail left camp encouraged after not wanting to come to camp, and not being able to afford to go. She was invited to attend with a partial scholarship and showed up with very raw emotions. It is no small task to bring Jonathan, a special needs young man of 6, and Sarah, a 9-year old.

Gail’s daughter and mother of these two children died just this year, leaving Gail as their only parent. Amidst the grief of losing her only daughter, Gail took great steps forward from the theme of camp, “Choosing Joy.” She realized she needed to move past her circumstances which often drove anger, frustration, and despair.

She left camp optimistic, and expressed her need for moral support and more joy. A follow-up call led to connecting Gail with Samaritans in Forest Grove, who reached out to offer their support and encouragement. Gail expressed her gratitude for the connection, and the care they showed her that she had not found elsewhere. Gail is looking forward to camp this year. Being equipped with the encouragement, and tools she gains at camp, will help her be a stronger single parent, grandmother, and mother.



Armando: “I learned so many things. This is my second time coming to camp and we’ll keep coming. It’s good for our kids. We learned to build a family. There’s a lot going on our life. People may judge you, but being here, you can see families going through the same issues and you can learn from them. We’ll keep trying to do our best, with the help of the Lord.”

Help a Family in Need Attend Family Camp

Every year, we provide scholarships to families and individuals where the cost of entry is a barrier to attending Family Camp. If you would like to donate scholarship funds, please know that we are blessed and honored by your giving. You may click the link below to donate now, and choose “Family Camp” from the drop down menu. Thank you for your faithfulness to this ministry, and to the people we serve. 


Good Samaritan Ministries is a 501c(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.
Address: 7929 SW Cirrus Dr # 23, Beaverton, OR 97008